Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Schools: Leading for English Learner Equity and Achievement
Sponsored by MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION
Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Schools: Leading for EL Equity and Achievement is a leadership course for decision-makers serving English language learners in our increasingly diverse schools. School leaders will hone their skills in developing collaborative relationships and practices to better identify, evaluate and plan improvements to build equity and achievement for English learners.
This course is designed to build upon the understandings presented in the Massachusetts Sheltered English Endorsement Administrators course through an update on current responsibilities and expectations of leaders, research related to promising practices, and the application of current tools to support educator inquiry and school improvement. This course features interactive tasks and discussions, review of current research, connections to other state initiatives, action planning, text/video analyses and the application of deepened understandings of promising instructional and collaborative strategies to leadership roles and responsibilities.
This course will provide leaders with opportunities to deepen their knowledge base, reflect, plan, and act on their school’s policies and systems in order to implement school and district improvement plans and initiatives that ensure equitable and achievement opportunities for English learners.
This specific course is reserved for school leaders in pairs or teams that include a principal (or vice principal, superintendent, etc.) and an EL director. This workshop is designed for administrators who are responsible for school-level policies, leading school improvement planning and data analysis processes, and making decisions about programs and professional development. Preferred Qualification: SEI Administrator Endorsement Course Completion
Option #1: Two Days
Thursdays, March 21 & March 28, 2019 ● 8:30 AM-3:30 PM
New Bedford, MA
Option #2: Four Afternoons
Mondays, April 8, 22, 29 & May 6, 2019● 4:00-7:00 PM
Option #3: Two Days
Fridays, May 10 & May 24, 2019● 8:30 AM-3:30 PM